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About John M. Bliss Post 628

On February 22, 1921, one Spanish-American War veteran and 47 World War veterans organized Post 628 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They named it John M. Bliss Post in honor of Private John Martin Bliss, who served with Company B, 355th Infantry, in France. He was killed in action on September 19, 1918, and is buried in the St. Michaels Cemetery in France. The Bliss family of Sioux Falls had seven sons in World War I, five of whom served overseas.

John M. Bliss Post 628 is the largest VFW post in South Dakota and ranks nationally in the top twenty in membership size. We are open to the public six days a week except when the building is rented for wedding parties. We host weekend dances, burger nights, chislic nights, pancake breakfasts, and a variety of other events. Community activities include veterans’ stand down, Veterans Day dinner, Loyalty Day awards and dinner. The Optimist Club, Corvette Club, Christian Women, Elks, and Women Veterans are a few of the groups that hold regular events. We rent rooms and serve dinners for numerous wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, company events, and Christmas parties. The lounge is open for friends to gather, and we serve lunch and dinner.

Email: commander@vfw628.com

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Address: 3601 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls SD 57105 Phone: (605) 338-0869

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